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RIGONDEAUX CRUISES TO EASY UNANIMOUS DECISION VICTORY OVER DONAIRE

By Ben Thompson | April 14, 2013
RIGONDEAUX CRUISES TO EASY UNANIMOUS DECISION VICTORY OVER DONAIRE

Moments ago, at Radio City Music Hall in New York City, New York, the professional experience of WBO jr. featherweight champion Nontio Donaire was not enough to overcome the superior skill and speed of WBA super bantamweight champion Guillermo Rigondeaux, whose long and decorated amateur background prepared him to score the biggest victory of his career, an easy unanimous decision win in their scheduled 12-round title unification showdown. Relive all the action in FightHype's round-by-round results.

ROUND 1
Both men come out pawing with their jabs. Rigo lands a body shot. Donaire lands a hook, but Rigo catches him with a left that backs him up. Another body shot lands for Rigo. Donaire lands one of his own. Rigo lands a left to the body. Nice left upstairs lands for Rigo. Another. Donaire lands a jab. Nice right hook lands for Rigo. Donaire gets in a right to the body. Again, nice right hook lands for Rigo. Round to Rigo.

Rigondeaux 10 Donaire 9

ROUND 2
Donaire gets in a right. Another right to the body lands for Donaire. Both men a little more cautious so far. Left to the body lands for Rigo. Left upstairs lands for Rigo. Donaire digs a right to the body. Another right to the body gets in for Donaire. Not much to choose from in this one, but round to Donaire.

Rigondeaux 19 Donaire 19

ROUND 3
Right hook lands for Rigo. Quick left lands for Rigo. Another. Donaire digs to the body. Rigo answers. 1-2 from Donaire misses. Left uppercut lands for Rigo. Left hand upstairs lands for Rigo. 1-2 lands for Rigo. Quick right lands for Rigo and he slips away. Donaire looks confused. Right hand gets in for Donaire. Rigo lands a left. Round to Rigo.

Rigondeaux 29 Donaire 28

ROUND 4
Looping right hook lands for Rigo. Quick uppercut and a right lands for Rigo. Donaire lands a nice right. Straight left down the middle lands for Rigo. Donaire lands a right down the middle. Quick left lands for Rigo again. They trade shots. Looping left from Rigo is partially blocked. Nice left to the body lands for Rigo. Left upstairs lands for Rigo. Donaire lands a left hook, but Rigo answers with a big shot of his own. Another straight left down the middle lands for Rigo. Round to Rigo.

Rigondeaux 39 Donaire 37

ROUND 5
Right hook lands for Rigo, who is having an easy time circling around the ring. Straight left lands for Rigo. Uppercut lands for Rigo. Another looping right hook lands for Rigo. Donaire gets in a right. Jab lands for Rigo. Quick 1-2 lands for Rigo. Donaire getting frustrated. Round to Rigo.

Rigondeaux 49 Donaire 46

ROUND 6
Donaire having a hard time getting anything off. Left to the body lands for Rigondeaux. A few boos from the crowd, who are waiting for Donaire to do something. Rigo starting to walk Donaire down now. HARD left hand upstairs lands for Rigo. Rigo keeping Donaire at bay with his jabs and feints. Donaire digs a left to the body. Round to Rigo.

Rigondeaux 59 Donaire 55

ROUND 7
They trade some hooks. Straight left lands for Rigo. Donaire lands a left hook. Rigo lands a left of his own. Quick right lands for Rigo. Rigo dancing all around the ring while Donaire just follows. 1-2 lands for Rigo. Left hand lands for Rigo. Round to Rigo.

Rigondeaux 69 Donaire 64

ROUND 8
Rigo lands a few jabs. Nice right lands for Rigo. Donaire not able to land anything. Left to the body lands for Rigo, who's just picking him apart from the outside. More boos from the crowd. Left to the body lands for Rigo again. Another. And another. Quick left upstairs and another right lands for Rigo. Round to Rigo.

Rigondeaux 79 Donaire 73

ROUND 9
Right gets in for Donaire. Rigo lands some jabs. Rigo just walking around the ring and slipping punches with ease. Donaire lands a right, but then eats a left. Left cross lands for Donaire. Rigo lands a counter left. Uppercut lands for Rigo. Jab lands for Rigo. Left to the body lands for Rigo. Round to Rigo.

Rigondeaux 89 Donaire 82

ROUND 10
Donaire runs right into a right hand at the start of the round. Rigo slips to the ground...no knockdown. Donaire lands a left hand in the clinch that puts Rigo down. That one was a knockdown, but Rigo seems fine. Donaire lands a right, but then he eats a left. Short left lands for Donaire. Right hook lands for Rigo. HARD left hand down the middle lands for Rigo. Round to Donaire.

Rigondeaux 97 Donaire 92

ROUND 11
Both men trade shots. Rigo circling. Nice short left lands for Rigo. Donaire grazes him with a right. HARD left hand followed by a right from Rigo snaps the head back of Donaire. A couple jabs land for Rigo. Round to Rigo.

Rigondeaux 107 Donaire 101

ROUND 12
Left hand lands for Rigo. Another. Donaire is on his bike now...he might be hurt. They clinch and wrestle each other to the ground. Donaire pawing at his eye. Another left lands for Rigo. Left to the body lands for Rigo. Donaire is literally hiding his right eye behind his glove. Another left upstairs lands for Rigo. Now a right hook lands for Rigo. Uppercut lands for Rigo. Donaire retreats. Another uppercut lands for Rigo. The right eye of Donaire is swelling badly. Rigo just potshots him a couple more times. Donaire swings and misses badly. Round to Rigo.

Rigondeaux 117 Donaire 110

Official judges scorecards: 114-113, 115-112, 116-111

THE WINNER BY UNANIMOUS DECISION...GUILLERMO RIGONDEAUX


COMPUBOX

Donaire Total Punches: 129/396
Rigondeaux Total Punches: 82/352


Donaire Power Punches: 64/214
Rigondeaux Power Punches: 73/176



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